Wine of South Africa has confirmed that its flagship wine show, CapeWine, will be returning in 2022, bringing together the largest number of the country’s wine producers to a global audience.
The show, which is being held in partnership with DHL Express for the third year, will be held in Cape Town from 5-7 October 2022. Talks and events will be centred around a theme of ‘Sustainability 360’ , highlighting South Africa’s position as a world leader in sustainable wine production, and looking in particular at the values of environmental awareness, social justice and long-term profitability for the industry.
The news of the show’s return is good news for the industry following a particularly challenging year for South African wine producers. During 2020 a succession of prohibitions on the sale of domestic alcohol caused “irreparable’ harm” to the Cape’s wine industry.
Focusing on South Africa’s position as an exciting and dynamic wine producing nation, visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest developments and programmes that are in place, meet winemakers and taste the exceptional quality of the country’s wines.
In addition to the main events, there will be daily themed tastings and seminars, which drill down into the key stories emerging in South African wines.
Siobhan Thompson, CEO of Wines of South Africa, said the team were thrilled to be welcoming the world’s wine trade back to South Africa next year.
“The past 18 months have been a turbulent time for our producers but we’ve seen so much support and enthusiasm for our wines at the same time. Our guests will not only get to experience the amazing quality of our wines but also indulge in the culinary experiences, beautiful landscapes and world-class tourism that forms the back-drop to our wine industry.”